The Yellow-Hammer’S Song

Date: Saturday 24th May 2014 19:30

Venue: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Considered one of the most talented and respected pianists of the younger generation, Benjamin Grosvenor joins our leader, Giovanni Guzzo, and principal cellist, Hannah Roberts, in Beethoven&s beautifully lyrical Triple Concerto. G&abor Tak&acs-Nagy will bring his limitless musical imagination, emotional depth and sizzling energy to Beethoven&s Fifth Symphony – the most iconic and timeless of all orchestral works. Legend has it that Beethoven&s famous motif came to the composer from a yellow-hammer&s song as he walked through the Prater Park in Vienna. You will also hear a miniature masterpiece and world premi&ere by Camerata&s 2013/14 Sound and Music ‘Embedded& Composer-in-Residence, Laura Bowler. This concert will also be Giovanni Guzzo’s final performance as leader of Camerata before he moves on to pursue new musical ventures (read more).


We arethrilled to announce that principal cellist Hannah Roberts will be playing a rare Stradivarius cello exclusively for our season finale in both Manchester and Stafford. The cello isgenerously on loan from Simon Morris, Managing Director ofthe world’s leading sales brokers in fine stringed instruments, Beares. In Beethoven’s rarely performed Triple Concerto, Hannah will be performing as one of the soloists along with Benjamin Grosvenor and leader Giovanni Guzzo, whoplays a 1709 Stradivarius violin on extended loan from arts benefactor Jonathan Moulds – so a unique opportunity to hear two Strads on one stage.

PRE-CONCERT PERFORMANCE 6.30pm – The Barbirolli Room

REmix: Young people from Greater Manchester use their own musical influences to create new fusion music inspired by Beethoven.

CONCERT 7.30pm


This concert is generously supported by Nigel and Joan Hirst.

TICKETS: £34, £28, £22, £18, £11 plus booking fee*

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Venue Information


Stafford, 23 May